The crypto market managed to keep the charts green despite Christmas festivities being dampened by Omicron fears. Bitcoin stepped into the last week of 2021 with a gain of 2.23 percent. On Indian exchange CoinSwitch Kuber, the oldest cryptocurrency is trading at $53,894 (roughly Rs. 40.4 lakh). On international exchanges such as Binance and CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin is trading at $51,015 (roughly Rs. 38.3 lakh) per token. Just a day before Christmas, Bitcoin prices had soared above $50,000 (roughly Rs. 37.5 lakh) after days of registering consecutive dips.
With a gain of 0.92 percent at the time of writing, Ether was trading at $4,306 (roughly Rs. 3.23 lakh), as per Gadgets 360’s crypto price tracker. Despite the gain being marginal, it indicates that Ether is gradually striding forward.
Sandwiched between Christmas and the New Year festivities, the global crypto market capitalisation has risen to $2.39 trillion (roughly Rs. 1,80,02,836 crore) from $2.35 trillion (roughly Rs. 1,77,02,311 crore) as per CoinMarketCap
The crypto trading volume has also increased to $75.03 billion (roughly Rs. 5,63,587 crore) from $72.62 billion (roughly Rs. 5,45,485 crore).
Meanwhile, the tussle between crypto supporters and opposers remain as intense as ever.
In India however, right wing social and political organisation Swadeshi Jagran Manch has reached out the central government calling for a complete ban on crypto activities, as per news reports.
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